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Review: could Folic acid cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,152 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,357 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in therapeutic drug levels. (latest outcomes from 84,821 Folic acid users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,409 Headache patients)

On Mar, 27, 2015: 84,152 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 3,357 people (3.99%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache26.79%16.07%26.79%5.36%14.29%7.14%3.57%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.07%0.79%2.74%4.52%10.58%18.01%27.09%36.20%

Severity of Headache when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache14.29%67.86%17.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,010 people, 30.09%)
  2. Pain (296 people, 8.82%)
  3. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (219 people, 6.52%)
  4. Depression (206 people, 6.14%)
  5. Hypertension (202 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (1,318 people, 39.26%)
  2. Prednisone (730 people, 21.75%)
  3. Humira (693 people, 20.64%)
  4. Aspirin (526 people, 15.67%)
  5. Enbrel (451 people, 13.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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